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Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area
Copyright: - North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation
Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area
Description - This area is a haven for wildlife including birds, crabs and snails. Naturalists and photographers return each year to view the unique beauty. Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area was donated to the state by the family of the 26th President.

An admission fee is charged and the center is open all year. Call (919) 247-4003 for more information.

Park Hours: Same as the NC Aquarium, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday.

Recreation - The main feature of the area is the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Wonderful interpretive programs on the coastal environment are presented daily. The center has aquariums, touch tables, exhibits, films and other special programs. Interesting hurricane destruction photos offer a bit of history. The dark cool atmosphere makes for a wonderful afternoon if the weather is rainy or when the sun is blistering.

There is a 0.5 mile long trail through the rare remnants of the original maritime forest. Shrub and forest communities on the natural dune and swale topography slopes off to the marsh areas along Bogue Sound. There is a trail brochure available.

There are three picnic tables located between the parking lots. Wheelchair access is only available at the NC Aquarium and not into the Natural Area.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average above 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures range above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius). The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging 48 to 52 inches (122 to 132 centimeters).

Location - South of Morehead City across Bogue Sound and seven miles south of Atlantic Beach on SR 1201.


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Contact Information:
Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area, P.O. Box 127 , Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512, Phone: 252-726-3775, Fax: 252-726-2497
, ftmacon@nternet.net

Additional Information:
Coastal Region - Throughout history, the coastal regions of the globe have been major attractions. North Carolina's Coastal Region is no different. With its mild climate, this beautiful eastern region of the state entertains millions of guests all year.
New Bern Area - New Bern is the second oldest town in North Carolina. It was settled in 1710 at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers by German and Swiss immigrants who purchased the land from the Tuscarora Indians. They supported themselves by shipping tar pitch and turpentine to New England, England and the West Indies. Shortly thereafter, New Bern became the state's first capitol and the center of politics.
North Carolina State Parks - North Carolina's State Parks offer wonderful beach camping to mountain wilderness camping. There are hiking trails in all sorts of forest types and countless fishing opportunities. The entire state, from the mountain to the piedmont area to the coast is rich in history and well highlighted at the parks.
Wilmington Area - Wilmington is located in the southeastern corner of North Carolina between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the cultural, medical, educational and economic center of this region and known for its historic preservation and close proximity to area beaches.

Links:
Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area - Official agency Website

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